House Republican David McSweeney reacts to our story, “I think Jim Durkin should resign as a leader. He is a corrupt insider.” McSweeney voted for Durkin for leader but now calls him a “fake Republican,” “ineffective leader” and adds “I certainly would never vote for him again.” https://t.co/CRbgHTV3uv
Maybe if McSweeney concentrates on this nonsense, we can get a break from his constant mantra of we have to cut everything, He never gives examples he just rails on and on about what he thinks people want to hear. (He is and always has been an empty suit)
McSweeney would like to be leader, which is fine and all but this story, which is self-inflicted and highlights why the HGOP isn’t all that smart on the political side, but this in of itself isn’t enough to call for Durkin to step aside.
I want to be behind both Durkin and Brady, and for the most part I am… but this circular firing squad couples with rubes wanting a new state outside “She-Caw-Go” is worrisome to building GOP majorities that are founded with Murphys and Beaubiens… not separatist unfamiliar with collar county diversity.
But, the HGOP has members begging to be Alabama, Arkansas, or Mississippi, so speaking rationally about that caucus is a tough ask for anyone.
Former Enron banker and failed congressional candidate David McSweeney has spent his entire political career attacking fellow Republicans. He is loathed by most sane Republicans. He has never been part of the HGOP caucus & prefers to play footies with liberal Democrats from Chicago (gasp). Who is he to call anybody a fake Republican?
People like McSweeney and the Eastern Bloc are a cancer in the Republican Party. Unfortunately, since they represent hard-core GOP districts, there’s little that can be done to remove these tumors. Hopefully Speaker Madigan will do the GOP a favor and map as many of these cancers together as possible. Separatists mapped together - now that would be fun for everyone (banned punctuation).
McSweeney and his Twitter amuse me. He likes to complain, in all caps I might add. I asked him once if he had any ideas or plans that he could share or if he he just liked to grandstand. He blocked me for about a week.
Oswego Willy commented on every line of my comment.
I’m touched( and that’s not snark).
O.W. - you are much more forgiving of the GOP than I am. I can barely forgive the fringe elements for destroying us. I’ve got one foot out the door and would go … if there was somewhere to go.
McSweeney represents the (mostly) same district that Beaubien did.
This is odd, as it is aimed at gaining support from hard Rs.
BUT at the same time McSweeney is carrying water for a bill to make Jack (”I swear I am not pushing this bill so I can run for the position later”) Franks even more powerful as McHenry County board chair.
I dont see how being Franks’s toady works well with this.
I totally agree that Durkin (and his former boss, Lee Daniels) are Madigan’s eager punching bags, but it would be more believable if he wasn’t simultaneously carrying Franks’ water.
Maybe so, but it wasn’t Democrats that voted for them, it was Republicans. Just like Republicans and not Democrats voted for McSweeney. Try as you might, the big r is still after their names and it will always be the Republicans, not the Democrats, who elected them. Stop trying to pretend otherwise.